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Are you secretly afraid that you’ll be sitting in the same job five years from now, miserable, and wondering if things could have been different? If so, you’re not alone. According to a 2013 Gallup Poll, 70% of people are unhappy in the workplace, and we’ve all noticed that quarter-life crisis’ are becoming a very real thing. But what if there was a simple solution to this problem? What if the reason you dread rolling out of bed and going to work is because you’re trying to succeed in an environment that wasn’t designed for your happiness? That’s what this session is about. Because there’s a new, rapidly growing movement of people and organizations who focus on creating inspiring work environments like Google, an environmental consciousness like Patagonia, and a revolutionary vision like Khan Academy… And it’s called the GameChangers 500. It’s a new list, similar to the Fortune 500, but consisting of companies that are making a difference in the world, as well as a profit. These are the companies with fun work environments, incredible benefits, and worthwhile missions, and they’re hiring people who want to work for a purpose, not just a paycheck. In this session, Andrew Hewitt will share his story on building the GameChangers 500 list, and how you can join this movement of people and organizations that are redefining success in the 21st century.

Here’s what to expect:

  • See inside GameChanger organizations and learn the nine best practices that make them different from traditional corporations.
  • Discover the unique approach to getting hired by or advancing in a purpose-driven org, and why it’s different than succeeding in a traditional corporation.
  • Leave with resources you can use to spot GameChanger orgs and get your dream job in this growing sector of society.

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So, if you want to work for this new type of organization, wake up excited to go to work, and go to bed peacefully knowing that you made a difference, then join Andrew on this informative hour-long webinar.   WATCH NOW ►   Photo Credit: Shutterstock

About The Presenter

Andrew Hewitt was driven to make a difference after he witnessed hordes of his talented university friends strive for success in high status careers, only to find themselves disheartened by the profit-at-all-cost corporate mentality. To help his generation launch meaningful careers, Andrew set out to create the GameChangers 500 list. If the Fortune 500 was the benchmark of success in the 20th century, Andrew’s vision is for the GameChangers 500 to become that benchmark in the 21st century. Andrew has been recognized as one of Canada’s top young entrepreneurs, is a bestselling author, and a guest lecturer on Social Entrepreneurship at the United Nations University of Peace. After years of growing up in the snow, he now spends much of his time defrosting in Costa Rica and California.
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Everyone needs to feel their voice is heard and their contributions are important. Something as simple as sharing a drink the last hour of the day on a Friday with the team to recap wins and give praise can build camaraderie within the team.


All of the above are fairly simple to implement but can make a huge difference in morale and motivation. Have any of these tips worked well for young the past? Do you have other tips to motivate your creative team? If so, please share them with me!

Encourage curiosity. Spark debate. Stimulate creativity and your team will be better at handling challenges with flexibility and resourcefulness. Create a safe space for ideas, all ideas, to be heard. In ideation, we need the weird and off-the-wall ideas to spur us on to push through to the great ideas.

Sure, there are a ton of studies done on this, but here is my very unscientific personal take. When team members can make decisions about how they work on projects, they are more engaged and connected to the project outcome. When they see how potentially dropping the ball would affect the entire team, they step up. When they feel like what they are doing is impactful and valued, they are naturally motivated to learn more, and be even better team members.

Rarely does a one-size-fits-all style work when it comes to team motivation. I have found that aligning employee goals with organization goals works well. Taking time to get to know everyone on your team is invaluable. What parts of their job do they love? What do they not enjoy? What skills do they want to learn? Even going so far as to where they see themselves in five years career-wise. These questions help you right-fit projects, and help your team see you are committed to creating a career path for them within the company.

Most designers I know love a good challenge. We are problem solvers by nature. Consistently give yourself and your team small challenges, both design-related and not. It will promote openness within the team to collaborate, and it will help generate ideas faster in the long run. Whether the challenge is to find a more exciting way to present an idea to stakeholders or fitting a new tool into the budget, make it a challenge just to shake things up.

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